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Jun 29, 2013

Summer Solar Powered Chandelier

Solar Powered Chandelier, Not Just Paper and Glue, Outdoor Lighting, Chandelier, Upcycle, Solar Lighting, DIY

A few years ago I saw several blogs showing how they took an old, ugly chandelier, and turned it into beautiful lighting for their laundry room.

I immediately started to look for one and then look what I found at the Salvage Store....
Solar Powered Chandelier, Not Just Paper and Glue, Outdoor Lighting, Chandelier, Upcycle, Solar Lighting, DIY
Pretty tacky, huh? Well, I could see a beautiful future for this lighting fixture but soon reality hit me. It wasn't long after I had brought my prized purchase home, when I realized that our home is not in the slightest bit built or decorated for a chandelier.

So, it sat in my craft room gathering dust... until NOW!!!

At the back of our property we have a secluded Picnic Area. With no electricity in this area, we always have issues with lighting, especially in the fall and winter.






To solve our lighting issues, I dusted off the old chandelier and removed all of the wiring and bulbs.

I then gave it a good coat of Black Spray Paint from Rust-oleum. I love using this stuff because it covers extremely well and is very durable.



Next I handed the project over to my husband....

Solar Powered Chandelier, Not Just Paper and Glue, Outdoor Lighting, Chandelier, Upcycle, Solar Lighting, DIY

  1. Remove the tops of your solar lights and pegs. 
  2. Add a good amount of Silicone Caulking to the base of the light (we used Polyseamseal from Loctite from Lowe's Home Improvement)
  3. Place the solar lights on to the light fixture base. 
  4. Allow to dry 8 hours or overnight. Make sure that the lights stay level while drying. 
  5. Once the caulking is dry, add your solar light tops to the base.
  6. Hang the Chandelier outside to absorb the sun
  7. Invite some friends over that evening to enjoy your new Summertime Solar Powered Chandelier

Solar Powered Chandelier, Not Just Paper and Glue, Outdoor Lighting, Chandelier, Upcycle, Solar Lighting, DIY
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Posted: Jun 29, 2013 5:07am
Mar 22, 2009
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Celebration
Location: New Jersey, United States

We're getting ready for an Earthday Celebration !
April 19th 2009 at Basil Brook Organic Pharm.
We will be promoting our community garden and
clean and safe alternative energy development.
Pot luck dinner.
Free set up space for crafters and artists.
and camping areas smileytent.gif
for those who want to campout for the night.


Many blessings to you and yours  ~ Alice

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